Greatest Songs Series (Day 4) – Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

One of the greatest songs ever written. “Like a Rolling Stone” is a song by Bob Dylan from his album Highway 61 Revisited. First issued in 1965, it represents in its length, style, and scoring, one of the most influential of Dylan’s songs. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it as the greatest song of all time, declaring, “No other pop song has so thoroughly challenged and transformed the commercial laws and artistic conventions of its time.” In his 1988 speech inducting Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameBruce Springsteen remembered, “The first time I heard Bob Dylan, I was in the car with my mother listening to WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody had kicked open the door to your mind”. In addition to the Rolling Stone ranking, website Acclaimed Music also ranks it #1 on its Top 3000 songs list, based on a number of reviews and “best of” lists.



 

 

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